From The Sandy Parker Report of May 13, 2013 World retail sales of fur products edged up to $15.6 billion in 2011/12, an increase of almost $600 million over the previous year, according to the International Fur Trade Federation. The new total represents a 44% increase over the past decade, the IFTF calculates, and has [...]
The Municipality of the District of Digby (Nova Scotia, Canada) is one step closer to making electricity and money from mink manure. The Department of Energy has approved a renewable energy project in Weaver Settlement for the community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) – meaning the municipality can sell the electricity they generate to Nova Scotia Power [...]
Mink prices soared to historic heights at the season’s first North American sale in Toronto, in what was described as the biggest mink offering in North American history. Chinese and Russian buyers spearheaded the demand, in order to satisfy the still-growing appetites of people back home. The February sale at North American Fur Auctions attracted [...]
Sandy Parker Reports Volume 36, Issue 46 February 11, 2013 As expected, mink prices resumed their upward movement as the new auction season got into full swing at Kopenhagen Fur last week amid signs the trend is likely to continue at the sales elsewhere in the weeks ahead. Hong Kong/China, to no one’s surprise and [...]
BY RITA DEVLIN MARIER THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — It can be difficult to walk a city block in Montreal these days without coming across a coyote, lynx, fox or raccoon. Fur seems to be everywhere, as vintage coats get rejigged into stylish hats or even ear muffs and brand name jackets feature it on [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New regulations will protect the environment while supporting jobs and exports New regulations introduced by the provincial government will ensure that lakes and watercourses are protected while allowing Nova Scotia mink farmers to respond to growing international demand for their products. “Nova Scotia produces some of the finest mink in the world, [...]
The European Court of Human Rights has banned the “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign by the animal rights group PETA. The campaign compares Holocaust victims to animals slaughtered for the food industry. The campaign was launched in Germany over a decade ago, and immediately antagonized the Jewish community, which initiated legal actions against it.
“The growth in inland China is really what’s driving growth at the moment and we think for the next 10 years or so that will continue to rise,” IFTF Chief Executive Mark Oaten said. “There are 90 cities in China that buy as much fur as New York.” Sales in North America were $1.3 billion [...]
The Velvet Underground: The threat of farm raids forced many of the state’s mink farmers into hiding. But the industry is still there – and thriving. BY KRISTINE HANSEN – Milwaukee Magazine (December Issue) http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/11162012-TheVelvetUnderground In the fall of 1997, Peter Daniel Young and Justin Clayton Samuel drove around the state of Wisconsin [...]
From runway to reality, Supermodels are admired for their statuesque style and striking beauty. Their wardrobes run the gamut from polished and sophisticated, to wild and fantastical. One constant that many of these GLAMAZONS can attest to is that fur fashion plays a big part of their story both on and off duty….